Officiants

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! First Friends Meeting has a number of people qualified to officiate at your wedding ceremony.  Each of those listed below are able to do traditional, nontraditional, interfaith and same gender weddings. Edith is also able to offer a Spanish language  or bi-lingual ceremony.  Please note that you are also welcome to invite your own minister/pastor/rabbi to officiate.  

The honorarium for officiants ( for those who are not members of First Friends Meeting) will range from $300-$500 depending on the type of ceremony you are envisioning.

 

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Deborah Suess

Deborah has served since 2004 as a Pastoral Minister at First Friends Meeting. She grew up in  a Jewish-Christian home and so ecumenism is her “second language.”  She loves to journey with people through wedding planning, rehearsal and the ceremony itself.  Deborah believes that the wedding ceremony should reflect the values, passion, beliefs, hopes and dreams of … Continue reading Deborah Suess

Sara Beth Terrell

Sara Beth Terrell is a Friends minister, who has performed weddings since 1983, often for couples without a church home. She enjoy working with couples to shape a wedding service with traditional or non-traditional components that reflects who they are. She likes to meet once or twice with a couple beforehand and is willing to Skype or FaceTime if distance … Continue reading Sara Beth Terrell

Edith Shepherd

Edith Lebrato Shepherd is a recorded (Ordained) minister in the Society of Friends (Quakers). She finds great joy in her ability to participate in the wedding ceremony of family members, F/friends and acquaintances. Her goal is to work with you in the process of creating your ceremony and will incorporate your personal and cultural ideas in order to make the … Continue reading Edith Shepherd